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Research methods in mis

Research Methods in MIS

Instructor: Dr. Deepak Khazanchi

Research methods in mis1

Research Methods in MIS

Research Proposal

Purpose of the research proposal
Purpose of the Research Proposal

  • To present the question to be researched and its importance

  • To discuss the research efforts of others who have worked on related questions

  • To suggest the data necessary for solving the question

The research sponsor
The Research Sponsor

  • All research has a sponsor in one form or another:

  • In a corporate setting, management sponsors research

  • In an academic environment, the student is responsible to the class instructor

What are the benefits of the proposal to a researcher
What are the Benefits of the Proposal to a Researcher?

  • Allows the researcher to plan and review the project’s steps

  • Serves as a guide throughout the investigation

  • Forces time and budget estimates

Types of research proposals
Types of Research Proposals

  • Internal

    • Proposal generated for internal audiences

    • Done by staff specialists or by research department of a firm

  • External

    • Proposal generated for external audiences

    • Solicited or Unsolicited

Proposal complexity
Proposal Complexity

  • 3 levels of complexity:

  • The Exploratory study is used for the most simple proposals

  • The Small-Scale study is more complex and common in business

  • The Large-Scale Professional study is the most complex, costing millions of dollars

How to structure the research proposal
How to Structure the Research Proposal?

  • Create proposal modules

  • Put together various modules to tailor your proposal to the intended audience

Modules in a research proposal

Executive Summary

Problem Statement

Research Objectives

Literature Review

Importance of the Study

Research Design

Data Analysis

Nature and Form of Results

Qualifications of Researcher



Facilities and Special Resources

Project Management



Modules in a Research Proposal

What to include in the appendices
What to include in the Appendices?

  • A glossary of concepts, constructs, and definitions

  • Samples of the measurement instrument

  • Other materials that reinforce the body of the proposal

Evaluating the research proposal
Evaluating the Research Proposal

  • Proposal must be neatly written in appropriate writing style

  • Major topics should be easily found and logically organized

  • Proposal must meet specific guidelines set by the sponsor

  • Technical writing style must be clearly understood and explained